Anne Cobelli (Yaroschak) of Yonkers and Valley Cottage, NY passed away peacefully at her Valley Cottage home in the arms of Cathi, Bob, John, Reg, Dana, Michele, Bobby, Jamie, John, Joshua, Jess, Joseph, and Jade at 11:45pm on September 18, 2023. She was blessed to have just celebrated her 97th birthday at home with her loved ones. Anne was born to Joseph and Anastasia Yaroschak on September 3, 1926, in Stebnik, Bardejov, Czechoslovakia. She traveled to America with her mom, sister Mary and brother Andrew by boat to Ellis Island in 1929. They met up with her father who came to America earlier to start a family business, her family settled in Yonkers, NY. On June 17, 1948, Anne married Daniel Dante Cobelli. Anne was a faithful catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers.
Anne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend to many, she will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Anne was the beloved daughter of Joseph and Anastasia (Baba) Yaroschak. Anne was the cherished sister to Mary Robinson (Ralph), Andrew Yaroschak, Helen Sessions (James) and Joseph Yaroschak (Dolly & Carol). Anne was the loving wife of Daniel and mother of Daniel Jr. (Susan), Robert (Regina) and Cathi (John). Anne was the caring grandmother (Gram) of Dawn De Brantes, Shannon Geronimo, Dana Monaco (Joseph), Michele Monaco (Dominic), Robert Cobelli (Mark), Jamie Staropoli (Nicholas), John Nyemchek, Joshua Nyemchek (Jessica), and Joseph Nyemchek (Jade). Anne was the loving great grandma (Mom Moms) to Alexa Monaco, Nicole Monaco, Jillian Monaco, Eva Monaco, Samantha Monaco, Anastasia Staropoli and Nicholas Staropoli. Anne was also a loving godmother and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
For most of her life Anne lived and raised her family in Yonkers in a 2-family home with her sister Helen; they kept the family amused by the many episodes of the "Helen and Annie Show". Anne also took care of her mom (Baba) in her Yonkers home until she passed away after her 103rd birthday. Anne also lived in Yonkers with her grandson Joseph (Jade) until she moved with her daughter Cathi, son-in-law John and family to Valley Cottage.
Anne and Baba passed on many family traditions, family love and togetherness the most important. The most special yearly family tradition is making our "Little Christmas" dinner, all homemade from scratch, lots of love and laughter, sometimes yelling and tears for days as we prepare for our family dinner. Pierogi and Machanka making is taught even to the youngest great grandchild, a family tradition that will live on for generations.
Anne worked in the office at Woolworth and at Travelers Insurance Company. She enjoyed traveling with Cathi and John as they danced around the world. One of Anne's favorite stories was being hijacked on her way to Japan for the world dance championships. Anne enjoyed working as the "door police" at ballroom dance competitions across the country. She loved traveling and always considered all the dancers and officials her dancing family.
Anne's greatest enjoyment came from taking care of all her grandchildren. They were her joy, and she was beyond proud of all their accomplishments. Anne was with each of them from the day they were born, gave each of them their first bath and continued to take care of them throughout their lives. Her grandma's duties didn't end with them, they carried on to the next generation, the blessings of her taking care of her great grandchildren. During the last few years her daily joy was with her youngest greats, watching Anastasia dance around and waiting for Nicholas to take her hand and guide her to her seat. Anne loved her daily doggie licks from Chewy and Leia and loved being jumped on by her great grand puppies Kona, Harvey, and Ellie. Anne also loved spending time with her newest friend and companion Darlene.
Anne was predeceased by her husband Daniel, a son Daniel Jr., daughter-in-law Susan, her parents Joseph and Anastasia, her brothers Andrew and Joseph, her sister Mary, her brothers-in-law Edward Cobelli, Ralph Robinson and James Sessions, and her sisters-in-law Lydia DeMarco, Edith Humphreys, Ceil D'Aquanni, Dolly Yaroschak and Carol Yaroschak. We find comfort in knowing that all her family were waiting at heaven's gate to welcome her to her home.
Visitation for Anne with her family will be held on Friday, September 22nd from 5pm-9pm at Sinatra Funeral Home, 499 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23rd, 9:30am at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers, NY with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
*The family would like to thank all the first responders who came to help mom when she fell at home on July 2nd. The 5th floor nurses and aids at Nyack Montefiore Hospital. Dr Barry Kraushaar and Dr Michael Robinson. The Jewish Family Home in Rockleigh, NJ. Kerry, moms visiting nurse. United Hospice of Rockland, with a special thanks to Chris who stood by us moms last night. Cathy Brooks, thank you for helping us through. Lastly to Dr James Sayegh of Yonkers, NY, thank you.